LOGISTICS AND DISTRIBUTION
It takes planning and analysis to find the most efficient and cost-effective way to store a product and get it from point A to point B. That's the focus of the University of Louisville's Logistics and Distribution Institute (LoDI), a university-wide, multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to finding solutions to current and next-generation problems in the logistics industry.
LoDI works with companies on a wide range of problems, including supply chain network design, warehouse design and operations, transportation planning, and e-commerce order fulfillment.
Several forces have converged in recent years to offer new challenges to the logistics research community. These include:
- The rise of e-commerce;
- Innovations in robotics;
- Advances in sensors and the Internet of Things;
- New crowdsourcing business models;
- And a serious shortage of skilled labor.
The Logistics and Distribution Institute at the University of Louisville is a multi-disciplinary research center dedicated to finding solutions to these and other challenging problems in the logistics and distribution industry.
Dr. Kevin Gue, who holds the Endowed Chair of Engineering Logistics, is director of the Logistics and Distribution Institute.
Logistics and distribution company projects are handled by several fully-funded doctoral candidates working in our Logistics Innovation Lab. These researchers receive tuition and a generous stipend for four years while they work to solve industry problems in logistics and distribution.